Good office design creates good office culture
Edge Innovation Center provides flexible, modern, and premium workspace to customers
Located at Galleria40, 6th of October City, Egypt
YLAB Arquitectos for Raya Lease Egypt. Photos: Nour el Refai
Edge Innovation Center de YLAB architects Barcelona
Edge Innovation Center is a commercial work complex with over 1800 square meters. Located in Giza’s Galleria40, a brand-new retail and business complex, Edge is a new aspirational and status business destination in Egypt.
The client, Raya Lease Egypt, wanted to create a unique, high-end workplace environment, conceived to be Cairo's premier business and conferences facility. Edge provides a flexible, modern and premium workspace to entrepreneurs, individuals, start-ups, fast-growing businesses, large companies and agencies.
The work complex features a reception area, a large conference hall, diverse meeting rooms, seven flexible training rooms, a boardroom, modern offices in different sizes and co-working areas as well as state-of-the-art business services such as a cafeteria, lounge areas and a shop.
The design idea consists of three large central volumes placed in the center of the space, allowing for an open space all around. These elements, with their curved and sculptural shapes, allocate the functions that need a larger area, and hide the building vertical nuclei and the auxiliary spaces. The closed offices are placed along the facades and use glass partitions to give them a lighter look and let the light flow in. The project merges a rational organization with a free flow open space that seems to be floating along the floorplan.
The hall is a massive, elegant and tech-powered space that can seat up to 200 people, suitable for large events and gatherings.
A large open public area allows for access for the different groups of users, as well as informal meeting areas and gatherings.
Elegant and Modern
Team Rooms & Lounge Space
Inspiring Conference Rooms
Coffee Bar and Seating Areas
The center also features informal drop-in work and meeting spaces, coffee bar and a shop, for after work events, work and lunch breaks.
The training rooms are tailored to the size of every request, eligible for expansion. Their capacity can range from 15 to 100 persons.
Perfectly equipped offices can accommodate from 2 to 5 persons and offer a permanent place to work for freelancers, entrepreneurs and small teams.
Dynamic offices provide support for creative professionals, who can enjoy the work-related rooms and services.
Team Room 2
Meeting Room 3
Team Room 4
Meeting Room 4
The material palette reinforces the spatial concept, using ivory white paint and natural tinted elm wood. The polished Capri natural limestone fits in with its warm shade, while multiplying the natural ambient light and amplifying the height of the floor.
All spaces are finished with sleek furnishings and developed with the latest in work technologies including innovative IT solutions.
Offices for 2 to 5 persons
Cairo Design Week
This project was open to the public during Cairo Design Week.
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